Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Happiness Project: The Adorables!

Oh, happiness...

The Adorables!
(aka Mini-Me and Li'l Bit)

Yep, I am introducing my girls to this blog.  Remember last week when I said I was all lazy and everything?  Well, I have a family blog but I haven't posted on it since June or so.  And let's be honest, my girls are at an age where I'm basically just hitting the highlights.  

Like the highlight in the picture above, on Mini-Me's (formerly known as Big Sister -- but if I'd ever abbreviated that, it would've been BS and that's just not nice) 7th birthday, where I asked if I could take a picture of them together before Mini-Me tore into her gifts, and not only did they both oblige, but Li'l Bit (who is 3 1/2) initiated that hug, and they both smiled genuine smiles.

That's some happy, right there.

To see more happy or to link up with some of your own, check out:


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...

Did you watch all of that?  Because there will be a test.  You think I'm joking, but you just wait...

So, my embarrassing story... On my older daughter's second day of school, I walked my daughter to her classroom and her teacher stopped me and said,

"I just want to let you know... I'm 30-years-old and I do have a college education."

I just blinked.  She was being very sweet, but I didn't have a clue why she was telling me that.  I think I may have said, "Ohhhh-kay..."

Then she said, "Well, I heard there was some concern..."  and so I explained my concern about my daughter not having anybody she knew in the class, but also how that it was all fine, yada, yada, yada.

Then she said, "Oh... I was told you were concerned if I was old enough to teach your daughter."

What the crap?!?

See, apparently my daughter had made comments about to her teacher how young her teacher looked -- she made them to me after we'd met her the week before, too.  No biggie.  But at some point she must have said something to her teacher about her mommy thinking she was young.  Very young.  Too young to teach.

And then it dawned on me what probably happened, and I think I turned at least a dozen shades of crimson as I explained...

"Oh.  Uhm.  You see, before we were able to come to meet you, I was talking to my husband about which teacher [our daughter] was going to have.  So, uhm, I may have said, 'I wonder if it's one of the 12-year-olds they hired last year.'"


Of course I meant to say, "I wonder if it is one of the fully qualified educators who had recently graduated from college that the school carefully and meticulously hired last year."

Thankfully my daughter's teacher was very understanding, and I have been able to walk my daughter to her classroom without feeling the need to duck and hide.  That's a good thing.

So there you go.  My mortification, your enjoyment.  I hope.  Otherwise, what good came from that?!  I mean, other than me learning to watch what I say, especially in front of the children.  *sigh*

Oh, remember how I said there would be a test?  I know you didn't believe me, but...

1.  Why did Vanessa do a vlog?
     a.  She is a vlog goddess.
     b.  She was too lazy to type everything she wanted to say.
     c.  She missed her blogging friends.
     d.  All of the above.

2.  Where did Vanessa and her family go at the end of the summer?
     a.  Texas.
     b.  The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
     c.  Connecticut.
     d.  Dollywood.

3.  What did Vanessa fall more in love with on the trip?
     a.  Minivans.
     b.  Portable DVD players.
     c.  GPS.
     d.  The Husband.

4.  What was Vanessa enjoying too much of?
     a.  Blogging.
     b.  Facebook.
     c.  Bejeweled Blitz.
     d.  All of the above.

5.  True or False: 
     Vanessa needs Botox.

What do you get for answering the questions?  ALL MY LOVE.  Maybe I'll do another one and offer a prize... Hmmm....